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May 21, 2018

ON DIVINE PRUNING

Pastors corner with Fr Henry Ibe

  When vines are left on their own in the wild, they tend to wander through the underbrush, grasping anything and everything in their way. They dissipate their precious, creative energies clinging to rocks, wild shrubs and tree trunks, and come harvest time what you get is tiny, usually not-so-tasty fruits. But for a well-groomed vine, the plants grow upright and strong, primed for bountiful yields of huge clusters of robust, tasty grapes. The difference is in the pruning! Now, think of a body injury, when it is left to fester for a long time because we do not want…